In the era of Instagram filters and photo editing apps, it has never been easier to have perfect skin. In real life though – a different story. Finding a magical makeup combo that gives you the filtered Instagram glow is impossible without spending 30 minutes layering 10 different foundations. Enter the new miracle product – Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. Guys – this product has…

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essie resort collection 2018

essie resort

Every spring I always anticipate the 4 new shades in the essie resort collection. This year’s collection launched in March, but as I’m playing catch up I’m only just getting to the swatches. essie resort swatches above: attendant to my needs is a classic solid fuchsia perfect for a mani or pedi this season. The coverage is opaque and only requires 1 coat! above: i’ll…

essie desert mirage collection

essie desert mirage collection

I’m way overdo for my essie nail polish collection reviews and swatches and I promise to catch up over the next month! First up is essie desert mirage – a collection of 6 mesmerizing pearl and cream nail polishes. This collection launched in January and has some really pretty and unique shades. Essie Desert Mirage Swatches less is aura – a warm terracotta beige let…

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essie winter 2018 swatches

essie winter 2018

I’ve missed doing nail polish reviews and swatches. It’s been a while, but I’m determined to get back into it. When Ellie sleeps, I get some ‘me time’ and I find polishing my nails so relaxing (clearly sleeping is a priority too). What better time to get back into ‘swatching’ than to review the essie winter 2018 collection? essie winter 2018  Ring In The Bling – A…

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essie fall 2017 swatches & review

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While I hate saying goodbye to summer, I do love saying hello to new fall nail polish collections. The 6-shade essie fall 2017 collection is definitely one to look forward to. Inspired by the 1990s, these 6 hues have something for everyone from grungy metallics to soft creams. essie fall 2017 swatches All swatches are shown with 2 coats and no topcoat! dressed to the…

essie Gel Couture Gala Bolds

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essie gel couture launches the Gala Bolds collection on July 11th. The complete collection consists of 12 polishes, however, I regretfully inform all Canadians that Canada is only launching 6 of the 12.  I hate that Canada doesn’t get the same glorious shade selection as the United States does. Oh well, we don’t have Trump as president, so I can’t complain too much right? Since I only…

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essie Summer 2017 Collection

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essie has launched another stunning collection – essie Summer 2017. Inspired by chic Parisian patisseries, these six polishes will make you want to hit a Parisian cafe. essie Sweet Soufflé This polish is a gorgeous pearly white that applies beautifully with 3 thin coats. The polish evens out nicely. essie Blue-La-La This polish looks beautiful with 3 full coats but is a tad tough to…

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essie wild nude collection

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This collection has been out since May, but I’m a little behind schedule (more on the past few months of personal struggle soon!). All aside, I’ve finally had the chance (and energy) to swatch a few new essie collections. First up is this beautiful essie wild nude collection that is a modern take on a neutral palette for your nails, featuring rich crème colour shades…

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essie gel couture bridal x Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding season is upon us which means that brides everywhere are anxiously fine-tuning their dress, shoes, hair and makeup for their special day. This wedding season is close to my heart as April 7th marks 10 years of marriage for me. I can’t believe how quickly 10 years has flown by. It feels like just yesterday that I picked the perfect nail polish to compliment my engagement ring,…

Fun Spring Nails with essie spring 2017

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Recently I showed you the beautiful hues of the essie Spring 2017 Collection. I’m so love with the colours that I had to create some nailart. It’s been a while since I’ve done some original work, so it was fun creating these spring nails. Yes we’re in the middle of winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to spring! Agree? I painted small lines with all…

essie spring 2017 swatches and review

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I’m so excited to show you the vibrant swatches of the essie spring 2017 collection. Inspired by the beautiful colours of the coastline, essie spring features six saturated cremes. We all know essie makes an excellent creme polish. They’re easy to apply, layer nicely and are shiny beyond belief (i.e. all swatches below are shown without top coat). This collection is no exception. It’s perfect! If…